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CSCA Call For Papers ... Special Issue of Communication Studies

 Call for Papers

 Special Issue of Communication Studies

“Communication Research on Coping Strategies during Global Crises”

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2023

Special Issue Editors: Rukhsana Ahmed, University at Albany, State University of New York, & Parul Jain, Ohio University

The recent environmental, social, political, natural, health-related, and other crises have wreaked havoc on populations across the globe. Food shortages and insecurities, refugee crises and global migration, earthquakes (e.g., recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria), droughts (e.g., in Africa and Western U.S.), floods (e.g., in Pakistan), geopolitical instability, terrorism and insurgency (e.g., in Afghanistan and Yemen), war in Ukraine, rise in new and unknown diseases across the world, and social inequalities have created dire and stressful conditions for people in these situations. 

In this Communication Studies special issue Call for Papers, we seek submissions that contribute to our understanding of coping strategies in natural, political, and social crises. Given these crises situations and subsequent influences span the boundaries of multiple disciplines, we welcome submissions that are multi- and interdisciplinary in nature. We welcome theoretical and methodological diversity in approaching this topic. Research from multiple perspectives, especially international and global contexts, including the Global South, are especially welcome.

This special issue focuses on the role of communication in coping with a wide range of crises, considering (but not limited to) the following suggested contexts:

  • Mass communication
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Digital and social media
  • Campaigns and intervention
  • Communication theory
  • Health communication
  • Organizational communication

Important Deadlines:

Submission Due: August 15, 2023

Notification of Acceptance and Revision Request: December 15, 2023

Revised Manuscript Due: March 15, 2024

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions will go through a blind peer review process.

Submissions must be submitted to the Communication Studies online portal (*7a0col*_ga*MTgxNTA0OTY1Ny4xNjc1Nzg5MjM3*_ga_0HYE8YG0M6*MTY3NjI0MDU1OS43LjEuMTY3NjI0MjA5NS4wLjAuMA ), indicating it is for the special issue on “Communication Research on Coping Strategies during Global Crises.”

All submitted manuscripts should conform to the guidelines of Communication Studies ( ).

Manuscripts should be 6500-9000 words including references, tables, and figures. APA 7 style is required.


Inquiries about the special issue should be directed to the special issue editors Dr. Rukhsana Ahmed, University at Albany, State University of New York, at or Dr. Parul Jain, Ohio university, at

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